(T/he/y) Queer educator, mental health advocate, city kid. Writer of words, questioner of social norms, collector of degrees, lovechild of Captain Janeway and Q

This post is something of an obligatory one.

If you’ve known me any longer than a few weeks, you’ll already know that I’m participating. I always participate.

For the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month, known colloquially the world over as NaNoWriMo or just Nano, is an annual writing event. …

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Whew. Pride month always feels to my worn out bones like a reckoning. It has all the makings of a true New Year’s celebration, untarnished by religious trauma, dysfunctional families, and fucking winter. Pride month aligns with the end of the year at my job and the beginning of summer…

The last time I locked my classroom door and departed from my normal life, it was March 13, 2020. It is now the first day of Spring 2021. While the first few weeks of 2020 were a manic time filled with the optimism and fervor of a new decade, to…

Losing the Fear to Learn about Trans Experiences

In my role as a public school teacher, the idea that there’s no such thing as a stupid question is something akin to a golden rule. It’s one of those golden rules that I have internalized totally and applies to pretty much every facet of my life. …

Topher Bigelow

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